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MAGE Podcast Overview in PowerPoint

115 Completed MAGE Podcasts
as of May 2nd, 2017
This is a test page for MAGE podcasts. and was created by Fred Kunze for MAGE
The finished podcasts may be found on line at this URL
http://lt.umn.edu/mage/

If you don't know what file format your device will play, then CLICK HERE for a large list of devices and file compatability.

NOTE: some files appear and start playing almost instantly. Others won't appear until they are fully downloaded.
That process depends on YOUR device and browser settings.


List of Completed Podcasts

(1) Five Geographic Themes Illustrated by the Community of Waconia: A Podcast with Michele Melius and David Lanegran (9:42).

MP4a VersionWorks nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.
M4v Version Audio and images, fine for iPad, but might download instead of play in your browser


(2) Map Reading-- (Revised Version 1/11/16) TODALS2: what to look at when you pick up a map, with Dr. David Lanegran (9:10)

MP4a VersionWorks nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.

M4v Version Audio and images, fine for iPad, but might download instead of play in your browser

MP4 . This version works in general but might distort some images.


(3) Population Distribution: patterns across the earth, with Amy Dombeck (5:09)

MP4a VersionWorks nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.
M4v Version Audio and images, fine for iPad, but might download instead of play in your browser



(4) Human Geography: a brief introduction, with Jen Briedenbach (3:33)

MP4a Version Works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.
M4v Version should show audio and images on an iPad and most Apple products, but the timing of visuals might not be exactly syncronized with sound.


(5) Minnesota Wildfires: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly with Ken Pekarek (5:28)

MP4a VersionWorks nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.
M4v Version should show audio and images on an iPad and most Apple products, but the timing of visuals might not be exactly syncronized with sound.


(6) Spatial Thinking for Young Geographers with Jessica Winkelaar and Dr. David Lanegran (5:20)

MP4a VersionWorks nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.
M4v Version should show audio and images on an iPad and most Apple products, but the timing of visuals might not be exactly syncronized with sound.


(7) Human Migration, with Jan Hertl (4:16)

MP4a Version Works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.
M4v Version should show audio and images on an iPad and most Apple products, but the timing of visuals might not be exactly syncronized with sound.


(8) Cultural Diffusion Barriers: Innovators Laggards and Others, with Dr. David Lanegran (4:58)

MP4a VersionWorks nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.
M4v Version should show audio and images on an iPad and most Apple products, but the timing of visuals might not be exactly syncronized with sound.


(9) Geographic Classification of Cities by Functions, with Dr. David Lanegran (7:28)

MP4a VersionWorks nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.
MP4 Version should show audio and images on an iPad and most Apple products, but the timing of visuals might not be exactly syncronized with sound.


(10) Isoline Maps: What are they and how are they created? with Fred Kunze (4th grade and up--11:12)

MP4a VersionWorks nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.
MP4 Version


(11) Nunavut, Canada: compare Nunavut to Minnesota with Chris Ripken. (8:25)

M4a Works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and some other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox.

M4v Created for iPad and Apple products. Sound and visuals included.


(12) Agriculture for MN, with Jen Briedenbach (4th grade and up 6:34)

MP4a VersionWorks nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.


(13) Teacher Tips: Size comparison Using a Mercator Map and Globe with Jill Ehlen (elemtary-3:20)

MP4a Version Works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.


(14) Boundaries with Chris Ripken (2:46)

MP4a VersionWorks nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.


(15) Teacher Tips: Introduce a new area and geographic features using a kinesthetic approach with Jill Ehlen (elementary--4:05)

MP4a VersionWorks nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.


(16) Rain Shadows and Regions (edited 7/20/13) with 4th grade student Kaija, and Fred Kunze --(3rd grade and up--9:44)

MP4a Version Works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.
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(17) Geographic Distance Decay: Deer River Example with Matt Carlstrom and Fred Kunze (Middles School and up--8:16)

MP4a Version Works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.



(18) Longitude and Latitude Review Using Battleship with Nathan Klatt (Grades 5-8--6:04)

MP4a VersionWorks nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.

Battleship Support Materials Here


(19) Geographic Location: Site and Situation with Jennifer Breidenbach (Elem. and MS--4:44)

MP4a Version Works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox.
MP4 Version should show audio and images on an iPad and most Apple products, but the timing of visuals might not be exactly syncronized with sound.


(20) Political Geography: Nationalism (edited 7/20/13) with Jennifer Breidenbach (High School and MS--6:09)

MP4a Version Works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.


(21) Teacher Tips: Start a Class With a Globe and a Question! with Bill Beckman (Maple Grove Jr. High--9:01)

MP4a Version Works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC


(22) GIS Lesson: Kibera, Nairobi slum with Jay Nelson (Orono Middle School--7:32)
View "Station Questions" which go with this podcast.
CLICK HERE to go to the site to download the map files.

MP4a Version Works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.


(23) Teacher Tips: Using Mnemonic Devices in Geography with Jill Ehlen (Centennial MS-retired--11:24)
MP3 Version Audio only, no images, but will play on almost anything that plays sound
MP4a Version Works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.
MP4 Version should show audio and images on an iPad and most Apple products, but the timing of visuals might not be exactly syncronized with sound.
AVI Version is for Windows machines and should show visuals as well as play audio


(24) How to coach your students to ask spatial questions Multi grade level and multi standards! With Leah Hood (Paidiea Academy Charter School--11:15)
MP3 Version Audio only, but will play on almost anything that plays sound
MP4a Version Works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals and clickable links). Audio and visuals in Safari, Chrome, FireFox and PC on Internet Explorer.
MP4 Version should show audio and images on an iPad and most Apple products, but the timing of visuals might not be exactly syncronized with sound.
AVI Version is for Windows machines and should show visuals as well as play audio .


(25) Teacher Tips: Mental and Sketch Maps Grade levels K-2, With L. Jill Ehlen (Centennial MS-retired-- (9:16)

MP4a Version Works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals and clickable links). Audio and visuals in Safari, Chrome, FireFox and PC on Internet Explorer.


(26) Teacher Tips: Helping Students Locate Minnesota Grade levels 1, 3, 6, With L. Jill Ehlen (Centennial MS-retired-- (4:27)

MP4a Version Works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals and clickable links). Audio and visuals in Safari, Chrome, FireFox and PC on Internet Explorer.


(27) An Introduction to Population Pyramids Grade levels upper elementary and above, with Sharon Shelerud (Metcalf Jr. High and Augsburg College), and Fred Kunze (6:35)
MP4a Version Works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.


(28) Urban Growth Models for North America for 9-12 grades, with Sharon Shelerud of Metcalf Jr. High in Burnsville, MN.

MP4a Version Works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.


(29) Globe Lessons from a Balloon an instructional method for elementary grades, with Maureen Trepp (retired from Mpls. Schools). 12:28

MP4a Version works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox if you have set your "preferences" to play M4a or MP4 formats with QuickTime. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.

MP4 Version should show audio and images on an iPad and most Apple products, but the timing of visuals might not be exactly syncronized with sound.

Supporting materials for Balloon/Globe:
How to Make a Balloon Into a Globe
What is on the Globe? (Graphic Organizer)


(30) Playdough Geography! an instructional method for elementary grades, designed to increase vocabulary and basic concepts, with Maureen Trepp, (retired from Mpls. Schools) 6:30

MP4a Version works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox if you have set your "preferences" to play M4a or MP4 formats with QuickTime. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.

MP4 Version should show audio and images on an iPad and most Apple products, but the timing of visuals might not be exactly syncronized with sound.

Supporting materials for Playdough Geography!
Graphic Organizer with 4 columns (jpg file)
Additional Geography Terms sheet page 1
Additional Geography Terms sheet page 2


(31) Playdough Geography2! a follow up activity lesson using an instructional method for elementary grades, designed to increase vocabulary and basic concepts, with Maureen Trepp, (retired from Mpls. Schools) 9:26
MP4a Version works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox if you have set your "preferences" to play M4a or MP4 formats with QuickTime. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.

MP4 Version should show audio and images on an iPad and most Apple products, but the timing of visuals might not be exactly syncronized with sound.


(32) The Demographic Transition Model for 9-12 grades, with Sharon Shelerud of Metcalf Jr. High in Burnsville, MN. (5:30)

MP4a Version works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox if you have set your "preferences" to play M4a or MP4 formats with QuickTime. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.

MP4 Version Audio and images, should work fine on a desktop or iPad, but might download instead of play in your browser. iPad visual timing may be off.


(33) Introducing the Culture Concept to Elementary Classes for K-4 grades, with Maureen Trepp (retired from Mpls. Schools). 7:36


(34) Energy in the Landscape: Waterfall Power! for grades 4-12, with Dr. David Lanegran (Professor of Geography, Macalester College, and Director of MAGE. (7:06)

MP4a Version works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.

MP4 Version should show audio and images on an iPad and most Apple products, but the timing of visuals might not be exactly syncronized with sound.


(35) An Introduction to Map Scale for grades K-1, with Fred Kunze and Inga (a first grade student). Fred Kunze is a member of the Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education. (8:46)

MP4a Version works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.

MP4 Version should show audio and images on an iPad and most Apple products, but the timing of visuals might not be exactly syncronized with sound.


(36) Location Decisions: how the past shapes us now. for grades 8-12, with Dr. David Lanegran (Prof of Geography, Macalester College, and Director of MAGE). (6.40)

MP4a version works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.

MP4 Version should show audio and images on an iPad and most Apple products, but the timing of visuals might not be exactly syncronized with sound.


(37) Our Agricultural Origins: understand the 3 agricultural revolutions and how knowing the history of plants helps us now. for grades 4-12, with Dr. David Lanegran (Prof of Geography, Macalester College, and Director of MAGE). (7:12)

M4a version works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.


MP4 version should show audio and images on an iPad and most Apple products, but the timing of visuals might not coincide with sound.


(38) Mexico Series--Our Neighbor to the South: Overview for grades 4 and 8, with Kari Kunze-Hoeg (Master Teacher at Mounds Park Academy in St. Paul, MN). (6:00)

M4a version works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.


MP4 version for iPod, iPhone and iPad.


(39) Mexico Series--A Brief Geographical Transect from Chihuahua to the Yucatan, for grades 4 and 8, in English and in Spanish (at end of podcast), with Kari Kunze-Hoeg (Master Teacher at Mounds Park Academy in St. Paul, MN). (4:30)

M4a version works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.

MP4 version should show audio and images on an iPad and most Apple products, but the timing of visuals might not coincide with sound.

M4v version this version might work on desktops.

M4v version for iPod, iPhone and iPad.


(40) Mexico Series: Mexico City, for grades 4 and 8, with Kari Kunze-Hoeg (Master Teacher at Mounds Park Academy in St. Paul, MN). (9:11)

M4a version works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.

MP4 version should show audio and images on an iPad and most Apple products, but the timing of visuals might not coincide with sound.

M4v version for desktops.

M4v version for iPod, iPhone and iPad.


(41) Mexico Series: Mexican Holidays, for grades 4 and 8, with Kari Kunze-Hoeg (Master Teacher at Mounds Park Academy in St. Paul, MN). (6:38)

MP4a version Works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.


M4v Version for desktop computers.

M4v Version for iPod, iPhone and iPad.


(42) Mexico Series: Student LIfe, for grades 4 and 8, with Kari Kunze-Hoeg (Master Teacher at Mounds Park Academy in St. Paul, MN). (7:05)

MP4a version Works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.


M4v Version for desktop computers.

M4v Version for iPod, iPhone and iPad.

 


(43) Agriculture: Fertilizer's Impact on Commercial Agriculture. This podcast is for grade 4 and is delivered by Dr. David Lanegran, Professor of Geography at Macalester College in St. Paul and Director of the Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education. (6:19)

M4a version works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.

M4v version for desktops.

M4v version for iPads and iPods and iPhones.


(44) Agriculture: Plantations. This podcast is for grade 4 and is delivered by Dr. David Lanegran, Professor of Geography at Macalester College in St. Paul and Director of the Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education. (11:16)

M4a version works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.

M4v version for desktops.

M4v version for iPads and iPods and iPhones.


(45) Agriculture: European Commercial Farming--Part One. This podcast is for grades 9-12 and is delivered by Dr. David Lanegran, Professor of Geography at Macalester College in St. Paul and Director of the Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education. (10:21).
Standards: 9.3.2.4.2, 9.3.2.4.4

M4a version works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.

M4v version for iPads and iPods and iPhones.


(46) Agriculture: European Commercial Farming--Part Two. This podcast is for grades 9-12 and is delivered by Dr. David Lanegran, Professor of Geography at Macalester College in St. Paul and Director of the Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education. (10:03).
Standards: 9.3.2.4.2, 9.3.2.4.4

M4a version works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.

M4v version for desktops.

M4v version for iPads and iPods and iPhones.


47 ) Twin Cities: part 1-Why here? This podcast is for multiple grade levels and is delivered by Dr. David Lanegran, Professor of Geography at Macalester College in St. Paul and Director of the Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education. (11:20).
Standards: 1.3.1.1.2, 3.3.3.8.1, 8.3.3.5.1

M4a version works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.

M4v version for iPads and iPods and iPhones. (Images may not synchronize properly with audio on some devices)


(48) Twin Cities: part 2-What caused the Twin Cities to grow so much? This podcast is for multiple grade levels and is delivered by Dr. David Lanegran, Professor of Geography at Macalester College in St. Paul and Director of the Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education. ( 9:15)
Standards:
6.3.3.6.1
9.3.3.6.4
9.3.4.9.1

M4a version works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.

M4v version for iPads and iPods and iPhones.


(49) Population Predicaments: the Aging of Asia. This podcast is for Middle School and above. The presenter is Sonja Lindberg, who teaches at Shanghai Community International School in the Pudong district of Shanghai, China. (8:21)
Standards:
8.3.3.5.5
8.3.2.3.1

M4a version works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.


(50) Airport Geography: Elementary Students. This podcast is a "Teacher Tips" lesson for grades 1 and 2. The presenter is Fred Kunze with assistance from Henrik. Fred is a membrer of the MAGE Steering Committee and a retired teacher. (11:09)
Standards:
1.2.1.1.1
1.2.1.1.2
2.3.1.1.2

M4a version works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.

Mp4 version (Images may not synchronize properly with audio on some devices)


(51) Geopolitics: The Case of Dokdo/Takeshima Island. This podcast is intended for AP High School Geography courses. The presenter is Kelly Swanson, who teaches AP Geography at Johnson High School in St. Paul, MN. (11:27).
Note that you can download a student handout in "docx" or "Pages" formats.

Standards:
9.3.1.1.2, 9.3.1.22, 9.3.2.3.1, 9.3.3.8.1, 9.3.3.8.3

MP4a version. Geopolitics

MP4 version. Geopolitics (Images may not synchronize properly with audio on some devices)

Click below to download student handouts:

Dokdo-Takeshima Dispute..docx

Dokdo-Takeshima Dispute..pages


(52) Teacher Tips: Starting a Geography Class--"Find the Pop Can!". This podcast is a description of a lesson activity and could apply to most Middle and High School Geography courses. The presenter is Kelly Swanson, with some questions from MAGE member Fred Kunze. Kelly teaches AP Geography at Johnson High School in St. Paul, MN. (7:48)

M4a version (Most desktops)

MP4 version (Images may not synchronize properly with audio on some devices)

 


(53) Teacher Tips: Introduction to Heat Mapping (choropleth maps). This podcast can be used the first day of school and can apply to most Middle and High School Geography courses. The presenter is Kelly Swanson, who teaches AP Geography at Johnson High School in St. Paul, MN. with interaction from Fred Kunze of MAGE. (5:40).

M4a version (Most desktop computers and many other devices will hear sound and see visuals)

MP4 or M4v (not available)--(Images may not synchronize properly with audio on some devices)


(54) (Note: this podcast is under revision) Teacher Tips: Choropleth Mapping Basics. This podcast contains information about how to create a choropleth map and is directed at elementary teachers. There are clickable links below the podcast link which will download data and a choropleth map generated from that data. Created by Fred Kunze of MAGE. (5:40)


M4a Version (Most desktop computers and many other devices will hear sound and see visuals)

M4v Version (Images may not synchronize properly with audio on some devices)

Passport data 1-13
Passport data 14-27
Passport data 28-41
Passport data 42-50

Choropleth map created from above data (png format)


(55) Geographic Region: Minnesota Iron Range as an Example. This podcast defines the notion of "region" in Geography, and is directed at secondary teachers. More levels may find the podcast instructional. Craig Hattam is a Master Teacher in the Hibbing, Minnesota Public Schools. (15:14).
Minnesota Geography Standards:
1.3.2.3.1
4.3.4.10.1
8.3.2.3.1
9.3.2.4.1

M4a Version Most desktop computers and many other devices will hear sound and see visuals.

M4v Version Formatted for iPod and iPads and other devices. Images may not synchronize properly with audio on some devices.


(56) Teacher Tips: Sports as a Geographic Motivator. This podcast describes a variety of ways to incorporate sports into your Geography curriculum. Craig Hattam is a Master Teacher in the Hibbing, Minnesota Public Schools. (15:00).

M4a Version Most desktop computers and many other devices will hear sound and see visuals.

M4v Version Formatted for iPod and iPads and other devices. Images may not synchronize properly with audio on some devices.



(57) Devil's Lake, North Dakota: a Human-Environment Interaction problem. This podcast describes the issue of flooding from Devil's Lake, ND and how it has affected and continues to affect the community. Lisa Zimmerman is the Curator of the Lake Region Museum in downton Devil's Lake. (10:00)

Minnesota Geography Standards:
4.3.4.9.1
4.3.4.10.1
8.3.3.6.1

Available formats:
M4a Version Most desktop computers and many other devices will hear sound and see visuals.
M4v Version Formatted for iPod and iPads and other devices. Images may not synchronize properly with audio on some devices.


(58) Teacher Tips: MAGE Coordinated Giant Map. This podcast describes how teachers can obtain and use a map from National Geographic's "Giant Traveling Map" program. Jay Nelson is a teacher at Orono High School who uses the Giant Map. (7:02)

Minnesota Geography Standards:
(Numerous)

Available formats:
M4a Version Most desktop computers and many other devices will hear sound and see visuals.
M4v Version Formatted for iPod and iPads and other devices. Images may not synchronize properly with audio on some devices.


(59) Teacher Tips: Informal Assessment After Teaching the Five Themes of Geography. This podcast describes several in class strategies for collecting information on which the teacher can base future teaching. Rhoda Hubbard-Anderson is a Master Teacher in the Hutchinson Public Schools, Hutchinson, MN. (10:30)

Minnesota Geography Standards: Activity

Available formats:
M4a Version Most desktop computers and many other devices will hear sound and see visuals.
M4v Version Formatted for iPod and iPads and other devices. Images may not synchronize properly with audio on some devices.


(60) Teacher Tips: This podcast describes how to use a version of the game Bingo! to pre or post assess a unit a teacher will teach or has taught. Dr. JoAnn Trygestad is a retired teacher and a member of the MAGE Steering Committee. (3:50)

This podcast has printable graphic Bingo Cards. Click on the line below to view the cards:
Click to view cards.
Minnesota Geography Standards: (none--assessment activity)

M4a Version Most desktop computers and many other devices will hear sound and see visuals.
M4v Version Formatted for iPod and iPads and other devices. Images may not synchronize properly with audio on some devices.


(61) Canada-Our Neighbor to the North: Overview (first in a series of five podcasts on Canada)
This podcast is an overview of Canada. It should be listened to first. There are 4 other podcasts in the series. They may be listened to in any order. Dr. JoAnn Trygestad is a retired teacher and a member of the MAGE Steering Committee. (7:40)
Minnesota Geography Standards:
Grade 4:
4.3.1.1.2
4.3.2.3.1
4.3.2.4.1
4.3.2.4.2
4.3.3.6.1
4.3.4.10.1
Grade 8
8.3.3.5.1

M4a Version Most desktop computers and many other devices will hear sound and see visuals.
M4v Version Formatted for iPod and iPads and other devices. Images may not synchronize properly with audio on some devices.


(62) Canada-Our Neighbor to the North: A look at the population of Canada
This podcasts looks at where people live in Canada and what the ethnic makeup looks like. The other podcasts in this series may be listened to in any order. Dr. JoAnn Trygestad is a retired teacher and a member of the MAGE Steering Committee. (4:03)
Minnesota Geography Standards:
Grade 4:
4.3.1.1.2
4.3.2.3.1
4.3.2.4.1
4.3.2.4.2
4.3.3.6.1
4.3.4.10.1
Grade 8
8.3.3.5.1

M4a Version Most desktop computers and many other devices will hear sound and see visuals.
M4v Version Formatted for iPod and iPads and other devices.



(63) Canada-Our Neighbor to the North: A look at some cultural aspects of Canada
This podcasts looks at the backgrounds of people who live in Canada. Dr. JoAnn Trygestad is a retired teacher and a member of the MAGE Steering Committee. (6:20)
Minnesota Geography Standards:
Grade 4:
4.3.1.1.2
4.3.2.3.1
4.3.2.4.1
4.3.2.4.2
4.3.3.6.1
4.3.4.10.1
Grade 8
8.3.3.5.1

M4a Version Most desktop computers and many other devices will hear sound and see visuals.
M4v Version Formatted for iPod and iPads and other devices.


(64) Canada-Our Neighbor to the North: Regions of Canada
This podcast is an overview of the 10 Provinces and 3 Territories ofCanada. Take the "Geography Train and Plane" as your guide, Dr. Trygestad highlights each region and territory. Regions of Canada is a good choice for second in this series. The other podcasts in this series may be listened to in any order. Dr. JoAnn Trygestad is a retired teacher and a member of the MAGE Steering Committee. (19:03)
Minnesota Geography Standards:
Grade 4:
4.3.1.1.2
4.3.2.3.1
4.3.2.4.1
4.3.2.4.2
4.3.3.6.1
4.3.4.10.1
Grade 8
8.3.3.5.1

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(65) Canada-Our Neighbor to the North: National Symbols of Canada
This podcast explores some of the National Symbols of Canada in an effort to understand some of Canada's History and Geography. This podcast may be listened to at any time after the overview podcast. (13:23) Dr. JoAnn Trygestad is a retired teacher and a member of the MAGE Steering Committee.
Minnesota Geography Standards:
Grade 4:
4.3.1.1.2
4.3.2.3.1
4.3.2.4.1
4.3.2.4.2
4.3.3.6.1
4.3.4.10.1
Grade 8
8.3.3.5.1

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(66) Introduction to the Middle East: a Region
This podcast is an explanation of why the Middle East is considered a Geographic region. There are material which may be downloaded and used to help introduce students to world regions under a "Teacher Tip" category elsewhere on this MAGE website. Kathy Miller is an experienced classroom teacher who has traveled to Egypt, Syria, Turkey, Russia and Iran. She also lived on a Kibbutz in Israel for a summer and in a different summer she took part in an archaeological dig in the Golan Heights.

While teaching at Irondale and Mounds View High Schools, Kathy taught World Areas, World History and AP European History. She was the Mounds View Teacher of the Year in 1994, and a Minn. Teacher of Excellence in 1995. (10:15)
Minnesota Geography Standards:
Grades 9-12:
9.3.2.4.2
9.3.3.7.3

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(67) Teacher Tips: Two methods for introducing the Middle East (or any other content area)
This podcast describes two teaching strategies an experienced teacher used to introduce new material to her high school classes. Two clickable links below the podcast will allow you to view and/or download the documents described by the presenter. Kathy Miller is an experienced classroom teacher who has traveled to Egypt, Syria, Turkey, Russia and Iran. She also lived on a Kibbutz in Israel for a summer and in a different summer she took part in an archaeological dig in the Golan Heights.

While teaching at Irondale and Mounds View High Schools, Kathy taught World Areas, World History and AP European History. She was the Mounds View Teacher of the Year in 1994, and a Minn. Teacher of Excellence in 1995. (15:31)
Minnesota Geography Standards:
Grades 9-12:
9.3.2.4.2
9.3.3.7.3

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CLICK HERE to see the media lesson document which supports the podcast.


(68) Teacher Tips: Introduce a Region by Using a Map Portfolio
This podcast describes a teaching strategy for introducing students to a new world region of study by using maps. Clickable links below the podcast will allow you to view and/or download the documents described by the presenter. Kathy Miller is an experienced classroom teacher who has traveled to Egypt, Syria, Turkey, Russia and Iran. She also lived on a Kibbutz in Israel for a summer and in a different summer she took part in an archaeological dig in the Golan Heights.

While teaching at Irondale and Mounds View High Schools, Kathy taught World Areas, World History and AP European History. She was the Mounds View Teacher of the Year in 1994, and a Minn. Teacher of Excellence in 1995. (15:31)
Minnesota Geography Standards:
Grades 9-12:
9.3.2.4.2
9.3.3.7.3

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CLICK HERE to see the media lesson document which supports the podcast as a web page.

CLICK HERE to see the media lesson document as a PDF.


(69) Mystery of the Mighty Missisppi's Source: Where is the true source of the Mississippi River? (This is the first in a series, of podcasts and orients students to the other 8 podcasts.)
This podcast series is about the long search for the true headwaters of the Mississippi River. There is an introduction and should be llstened to first. It sets up the "challenge". Students are encouraged to listen to the podcasts and reach their own conclusion about which explorer had the best reasons for their claim as the "true source" of the River. Dr. Janet Rith-Najarian is a professional Bio-Geographer, teacher consultant and educator who has worked in and around the Mississippi Headwaters in northern Minnesota for more than a quarter century. She has created several historical geography film projects and web sites. Janet is a member of the MAGE Steering Committee. Her website on the Headwaters includes extrensive audio, visual and text resources related to the headwaters (10:30)

Minnesota Geography Standards
4.3.2.3.1
5.3.2.3.1
6.3.3.6.1
8.3.2.3.1
9.3.2.3.1

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Student Documents for Mississippi Headwaters Mystery Challenge (click to download)

CLICK HERE to see the listening guide document for the Headwaters Introduction Podcast.

CLICK HERE to see the note taking chart for each explorer podcast.

CLICK HERE to see an outline map of Minnesota with the Mississipi River.

CLICK HERE to see Jacob Brower's 1904 map of the Upper Mississippi. Use this map to plot the travels of each explorer.


(70) Mystery of the Mighty Missisppi's Source: William Morrison
This podcast series is about the long search for the true headwaters of the Mississippi River. This podcasts highlights the early travels of William Morrison in and around the Lake Itasca area. Dr. Janet Rith-Najarian is a professional Bio-Geographer, teacher consultant and educator who has worked in and around the Mississippi Headwaters in northern Minnesota for more than a quarter century. She has created several historical geography film projects and web sites. Janet is a member of the MAGE Steering Committee. Her website on the Headwaters includes extrensive audio, visual and text resources related to the headwaters (6:49)

Minnesota Geography Standards
4.3.2.3.1
5.3.2.3.1
6.3.3.6.1
8.3.2.3.1
9.3.2.3.1

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Student Documents for Mississippi Headwaters Mystery Challenge (click to download)

CLICK HERE to see the note taking chart for each explorer podcast.

CLICK HERE to see an outline map of Minnesota with the Mississipi River.

CLICK HERE to see Jacob Brower's 1904 map of the Upper Mississippi. Use this map to plot the travels of each explorer.


(71) Mystery of the Mighty Missisppi's Source: Zebulon Pike
This podcast series is about the long search for the true headwaters of the Mississippi River. This podcasts highlights the explorer, Zebulon Pike. Dr. Janet Rith-Najarian is a professional Bio-Geographer, teacher consultant and educator who has worked in and around the Mississippi Headwaters in northern Minnesota for more than a quarter century. She has created several historical geography film projects and web sites. Janet is a member of the MAGE Steering Committee. Her website on the Headwaters includes extrensive audio, visual and text resources related to the headwaters (10:15)

Minnesota Geography Standards
4.3.2.3.1
5.3.2.3.1
6.3.3.6.1
8.3.2.3.1
9.3.2.3.1

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Student Documents for Mississippi Headwaters Mystery Challenge (click to download)

CLICK HERE to see the note taking chart for each explorer podcast.

CLICK HERE to see an outline map of Minnesota with the Mississipi River.

CLICK HERE to see Jacob Brower's 1904 map of the Upper Mississippi. Use this map to plot the travels of each explorer.


(72) Mystery of the Mighty Missisppi's Source: Cass and Schoolcraft.
This podcast series is about the long search for the true headwaters of the Mississippi River. This podcasts highlights the explorers Lewis Cass and Henry Schoolcraft. Dr. Janet Rith-Najarian is a professional Bio-Geographer, teacher consultant and educator who has worked in and around the Mississippi Headwaters in northern Minnesota for more than a quarter century. She has created several historical geography film projects and web sites. Janet is a member of the MAGE Steering Committee. Her website on the Headwaters includes extrensive audio, visual and text resources related to the headwaters (09:50)

Minnesota Geography Standards
4.3.2.3.1
5.3.2.3.1
6.3.3.6.1
8.3.2.3.1
9.3.2.3.1

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Student Documents for Mississippi Headwaters Mystery Challenge (click to download)

CLICK HERE to see the note taking chart for each explorer podcast.

CLICK HERE to see an outline map of Minnesota with the Mississipi River.

CLICK HERE to see Jacob Brower's 1904 map of the Upper Mississippi. Use this map to plot the travels of each explorer.


(73) Mystery of the Mighty Missisppi's Source: Giacomo Beltrami
This podcast series is about the long search for the true headwaters of the Mississippi River. This podcasts highlights the explorer,Giacomo Beltrami. Norwood Hall studied in Roskilde, Denmark, and then returned to Bemidji to study multiple languages and art history at Bemidji State University. He then became a longtime staff member at Concordia Language Villages, an internationally recognized language immersion program of Concordia College.  An early member of the Mississippi River Revival, and a lifelong canoeist and outdoorsman, Norwood has been paddling the upper Mississippi River his entire life.  Norwood is a Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education member with a leading role in several MAGE film projects, including special research on G.C. Beltrami in Italy. (9:00)

Minnesota Geography Standards
4.3.2.3.1
5.3.2.3.1
6.3.3.6.1
8.3.2.3.1
9.3.2.3.1

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Student Documents for Mississippi Headwaters Mystery Challenge (click to download)

CLICK HERE to see the note taking chart for each explorer podcast.

CLICK HERE to see an outline map of Minnesota with the Mississipi River.

CLICK HERE to see Jacob Brower's 1904 map of the Upper Mississippi. Use this map to plot the travels of each explorer.


(74) Mystery of the Mighty Missisppi's Source: Henry Schoolcraft (1832 return)
This podcast series is about the long search for the true headwaters of the Mississippi River. This podcasts highlights the explorer, Henry Schoolcraft. Dr. Janet Rith-Najarian is a professional Bio-Geographer, teacher consultant and educator who has worked in and around the Mississippi Headwaters in northern Minnesota for more than a quarter century. She has created several historical geography film projects and web sites. Janet is a member of the MAGE Steering Committee. Her website on the Headwaters includes extrensive audio, visual and text resources related to the headwaters (9:40)

Minnesota Geography Standards
4.3.2.3.1
5.3.2.3.1
6.3.3.6.1
8.3.2.3.1
9.3.2.3.1

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Student Documents for Mississippi Headwaters Mystery Challenge (click to download)

CLICK HERE to see the note taking chart for each explorer podcast.

CLICK HERE to see an outline map of Minnesota with the Mississipi River.

CLICK HERE to see Jacob Brower's 1904 map of the Upper Mississippi. Use this map to plot the travels of each explorer.


(75) Mystery of the Mighty Missisppi's Source: Joseph Nicollet
This podcast series is about the long search for the true headwaters of the Mississippi River. This podcasts highlights the explorer,Joseph Nicollet. Dr. Janet Rith-Najarian is a professional Bio-Geographer, teacher consultant and educator who has worked in and around the Mississippi Headwaters in northern Minnesota for more than a quarter century. She has created several historical geography film projects and web sites. Janet is a member of the MAGE Steering Committee. Her website on the Headwaters includes extrensive audio, visual and text resources related to the headwaters (7:33)

Minnesota Geography Standards
4.3.2.3.1
5.3.2.3.1
6.3.3.6.1
8.3.2.3.1
9.3.2.3.1

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Student Documents for Mississippi Headwaters Mystery Challenge (click to download)

CLICK HERE to see the note taking chart for each explorer podcast.

CLICK HERE to see an outline map of Minnesota with the Mississipi River.

CLICK HERE to see Jacob Brower's 1904 map of the Upper Mississippi. Use this map to plot the travels of each explorer.


(76) Mystery of the Mighty Missisppi's Source: Willard Glazier
This podcast series is about the long search for the true headwaters of the Mississippi River. This podcasts highlights the explorer Willard Glazier. Dr. Janet Rith-Najarian is a professional Bio-Geographer, teacher consultant and educator who has worked in and around the Mississippi Headwaters in northern Minnesota for more than a quarter century. She has created several historical geography film projects and web sites. Janet is a member of the MAGE Steering Committee. Her website on the Headwaters includes extrensive audio, visual and text resources related to the headwaters (10:16)

Minnesota Geography Standards
4.3.2.3.1
5.3.2.3.1
6.3.3.6.1
8.3.2.3.1
9.3.2.3.1

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Student Documents for Mississippi Headwaters Mystery Challenge (click to download)

CLICK HERE to see the note taking chart for each explorer podcast.

CLICK HERE to see an outline map of Minnesota with the Mississipi River.

CLICK HERE to see Jacob Brower's 1904 map of the Upper Mississippi. Use this map to plot the travels of each explorer.


(77) Mystery of the Mighty Missisppi's Source: Jacob Brower
This podcast the last in the series about the long search for the true headwaters of the Mississippi River. This podcasts highlights the explorer, Jacob Brower. Dr. Janet Rith-Najarian is a professional Bio-Geographer, teacher consultant and educator who has worked in and around the Mississippi Headwaters in northern Minnesota for more than a quarter century. She has created several historical geography film projects and web sites. Janet is a member of the MAGE Steering Committee. Her website on the Headwaters includes extrensive audio, visual and text resources related to the headwaters (10:03)

Minnesota Geography Standards
4.3.2.3.1
5.3.2.3.1
6.3.3.6.1
8.3.2.3.1
9.3.2.3.1

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Student Documents for Mississippi Headwaters Mystery Challenge (click to download)

CLICK HERE to see the note taking chart for each explorer podcast.

CLICK HERE to see an outline map of Minnesota with the Mississipi River.

CLICK HERE to see Jacob Brower's 1904 map of the Upper Mississippi. Use this map to plot the travels of each explorer.


(78) Desertification: What is it and where is it happening?
This podcast describes a world wide problem regarding the loss of arable land, especially on the edges of deserts. (8:20). This podcast is directed at grades 4-9 and above, and is presented by Dr. David Lanegran (Prof of Geography, Macalester College, and Director of MAGE).
Minnesota Geography Standards:
4.3.4.9.1
8.3.1.2.1
9.3.1.2.2

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(79) Gravity Model in Geography: What is it and how does it work?
This podcast describes a model for predicting movement in Geography. (8:00). This podcast is directed at grades 9-12 as well as AP Human Geography students. Thge presentation is by Dr. David Lanegran (Prof of Geography, Macalester College, and Director of MAGE).
Minnesota Geography Standards:
9.3.3.6.4
9.3.2.4.1

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(80) The Bakken Oil Field Series: Why Use This in Geography?
This podcast is an introduction to a series of podcasts about the Bakken Shale Oil Fields of North Dakota and surround areas. The presenter explains how the activities in and around the Bakken Oil Play is great content for teaching the 5 Themes of Geography. (5:03). This podcast is directed at grades 4-12 teachers of Geography. The presentation is by Dr. David Lanegran (Prof of Geography, Macalester College, and Director of MAGE).
Minnesota Geography Standards:
4.3.2.3.1, 4.3.1.1.2
5.3.2.3.1, 8.3.2.3.1
9.3.2.3.1, 9.3.2.4.2

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(81) The Bakken Oil Field Series: Location--How Did All of the Oil Get There?
This podcast is about the Bakken Shale Oil Fields of North Dakota and uses the idea of Geographic Location. The presenter explains where theBakken Oil Play is located and how the resources developed over geologic time. (7:23). This podcast is directed at grades 4-12 teachers of Geography. The presentation is by Fred Kunze, a retired teacher and a member of the MAGE Steering Committee.
Minnesota Geography Standards:
4.3.2.3.1, 4.3.1.1.2
5.3.2.3.1, 8.3.2.3.1
9.3.2.3.1, 9.3.2.4.2

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(82) The Bakken Oil Field Series: What factors make the Bakken Oil Play a Region?
This podcast is about the Bakken Shale Oil Fields of North Dakota and how it may be considered a Geographic Region. The presenter explains How Geographic Region is defined and then offers content which falls into the various region categories.. (9:23). This podcast is directed at grades 4-12 teachers of Geography. The presentation is by Fred Kunze, a retired teacher and a member of the MAGE Steering Committee.
Minnesota Geography Standards:
4.3.2.3.1, 4.3.1.1.2, 4.3.4.10.1,
5.3.2.3.1,
8.3.2.3.1, 8.3.4.10.1,
9.3.2.3.1, 9.3.2.4.2, 9.3.4.10.1

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(83) The Bakken Oil Field Series: A Study of Geographic "Movement" and its Consequences (edited on 12.11.14)
This podcast is about the Bakken Shale Oil Fields of North Dakota and how activities there illustrate the theme of Geographic Movement. The presenter defines Geographi Movement and then offers content which illustrates that concept and consequences of some of the forms of "movement".. (12:19). This podcast is directed at grades 4-12 teachers of Geography. The presentation is by Fred Kunze, a retired teacher and a member of the MAGE Steering Committee.
Minnesota Geography Standards:
4.3.2.3.1, 4.3.1.1.2, 4.3.4.10.1,
5.3.2.3.1,
8.3.2.3.1, 8.3.4.10.1,
9.3.2.3.1, 9.3.2.4.2, 9.3.4.10.1

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(84) The Bakken Oil Field Series:Human Interaction/Environment
This podcast is about the Bakken Shale Oil Fields of North Dakota and how activities there illustrate the theme of Geographic Movement. The presenter defines Human Interaction/Environment and then offers content which illustrates that concept and the intended and unintended consequences which have resulted. (21:37). This podcast is directed at grades 4-12 teachers of Geography. The presentation is by Fred Kunze, a retired teacher and a member of the MAGE Steering Committee.
Minnesota Geography Standards:
4.3.2.3.1, 4.3.1.1.2, 4.3.4.10.1,
5.3.2.3.1,
8.3.2.3.1, 8.3.4.10.1,
9.3.2.3.1, 9.3.2.4.2, 9.3.4.10.1

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(85) Micro Climates: What Causes Them and How Do They Impact People?
This podcast is about Micro Climates in Geographic settings. (10:58). The presenter defnes "micro climates" and then offers examples in real life Geographic settings.
This podcasts is directed at grades 4th, 8th and 9-12 teachers and students of Geography. The presenter is Fred Kunze, a retired teacher and a member of the MAGE Steering Committee.
Minnesota Geography Standards:
4.3.4.9.1,
8.3.1.1.1, 8.3.2.3.1, 8.3.3.6.3
9.3.2.3.1, 9.3.4.9.1

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Download PDF version of lesson suggestions.

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(86) Cultural Landscapes: Midwestern USA
This podcast introduces the idea of a "cultural landscape". Then, it explains why the midwestern USA looks like a checkerboard from the air. . (5:53).
This podcasts is directed at grades 4, 6, 8 and 9-12 teachers and students of Geography. The presenter is Rhoda Hubbard-Anderson, a Master Teacher in the Hutchinson, MN Public Schools. The topic is introduced by Dr. David Lanegran, a Professor of Geography at Macalester College and Director of MAGE.
Minnesota Geography Standards:
4.3.1.2.2, 4.3.2.3.1, 4.3.4.9.1, 4.3.4.10.1, 4.3.4.10.2,
6.3.1.1.1, 6.3.3.6.1, 6.3.4.10.1
8.3.2.3.1, 8.3.3.5.1, 8.3.3.6.1,
9.3.2.3.1

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(87) Cultural Landscapes: Power Lines, the Electrification of Midwestern USA
This podcast describes why the Rural Electrification Administration (now called Rural Electrification Cooperative) came into existence and what role it had in bringing electrical power to rural USA. . . (8:09). There are downloadable PDF documents which accompany this podcast. See below for links.
This podcasts is directed at grades 4, 6, 8, and 9-12 teachers and students of Geography. The presenter is Rhoda Hubbard-Anderson, a Master Teacher in the Hutchinson, MN Public Schools. The topic is introduced by Dr. David Lanegran, a Professor of Geography at Macalester College and Director of MAGE.
Minnesota Geography Standards:
4.3.4.9.1, 4.3.4.10.1, 4.3.4.10.2,
6.3.4.10.1
8.3.1.1.1. 8.3.3.6.1,
9.3.3.6.3, 9.3.3.6.4, 9.3.4.9.1

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Click here to download a PDF document which describes farm life prior to electrification.

Click here to download a PDF document which contains descriptions of how the REA helped their lives.


(88) Cultural Landscapes: Plows and Fences in the Midwestern USA
This podcast describes the role that two main tools, plows and fences, had in deconstructing the original midwestern prairie. (6:54).
This podcasts is directed at grades 4, 6, 8, and 9-12 teachers and students of Geography. The presenter is Rhoda Hubbard-Anderson, a Master Teacher in the Hutchinson, MN Public Schools. The topic is introduced by Dr. David Lanegran, a Professor of Geography at Macalester College and Director of MAGE.
Minnesota Geography Standards:
4.3.4.9.1, 4.3.4.10.1, 4.3.4.10.2,
6.3.4.10.1
8.3.1.1.1. 8.3.3.6.1,
9.3.3.6.3, 9.3.3.6.4, 9.3.4.9.1

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(89) Cultural Landscapes: Agricultural Drainage in Midwestern USA
This podcast describes the role that the technology of field drainage had in making the prairie tillable. (8:00).
This podcasts is directed at grades 4, 6, 8, and 9-12 teachers and students of Geography. The presenter is Rhoda Hubbard-Anderson, a Master Teacher in the Hutchinson, MN Public Schools. The topic is introduced by Dr. David Lanegran, a Professor of Geography at Macalester College and Director of MAGE.
Minnesota Geography Standards:
4.3.4.9.1, 4.3.4.10.1, 4.3.4.10.2,
6.3.4.10.1
8.3.1.1.1. 8.3.3.6.1,
9.3.3.6.3, 9.3.3.6.4, 9.3.4.9.1

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(90) Cultural Landscapes: Agricultural Change in Southeastern Minnesota: 1840-1900
This podcast describes the changes in agricultural practices in southeastern Minnesota and the main causes of those changes. (6:40).
This podcasts is directed at grades 4, 6, 8, and 9-12 teachers and students of Geography. The presenter is Rhoda Hubbard-Anderson, a Master Teacher in the Hutchinson, MN Public Schools and a member of MAGE.
Minnesota Geography Standards:
4.3.4.9.1, 4.3.4.10.1, 4.3.4.10.2,
6.3.4.10.1
8.3.1.1.1. 8.3.3.6.1,
9.3.3.6.3, 9.3.3.6.4, 9.3.4.9.1

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(91) Somalia: An Introduction
This podcast describes why and how the study of Somalia might be a valuable inclusion in your Geography curriculum. (6:00).
This podcast is directed at grades 9-12 teachers and students of Geography. The presenter is Jennifer Breidenbach who teaches Geography, AP Human Geography, and AP European Geography at Minnetonka Public Schools. Jennifer is also a MAGE Steering Committee Member.
Minnesota Geography Standards:
9.3.3.5.1
9.3.3.5.4
9.3.3.6.1
9.3.3.7.2

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(92) The Bakken Oil Field Series: Place (Sense of Place)
This podcast is about the Bakken Oil Patch in Western North Dakota. The presenter explains how the activities in and around the Bakken Oil Play is great content for teaching about "Place", one of the 5 Themes of Geography. (13:10). This podcast is directed at grades 4-12 teachers of Geography. The presentation is by Dr. David Lanegran (Prof of Geography, Macalester College, and Director of MAGE).
Minnesota Geography Standards:
4.3.2.3.1, 4.3.1.1.2
5.3.2.3.1, 8.3.2.3.1
9.3.2.3.1, 9.3.2.4.2

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(93) Thailand Series 1: An Overview of the Physical Geography of Thailand
This is the first in a series of podcasts about Thailand. Dr. Fred Finley describes some of the main physical features of the Geography of Thailand. Dr. Fred Finley is an Associate Professor in the College of Education & Human Development, Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Finley has traveled to Thailand over 60 times in his work in Science and Environmental Education. (10:34).

Minnesota Geography Standards:
8.3.3.5.6
8.3.3.6.5
8.3.3.6.6

M4a Version Most desktop computers and many other devices will hear sound and see visuals.
M4v Version Formatted for iPod and iPads and other devices.

Supporting Documents Below:
Click Here to download a blank outline map of Thailand
Click Here to download a graphic organizer for the regional content of this podcast.
Click Here to download an example hand drawn map of the "Elephant Head" shape of Thailand.


(94) Thailand Series 2: Selected Climate Aspects of Thailand
This is the second in a series of podcasts about Thailand. Here you may learn about the general climate of Thailand. Our presenter, Dr. Fred Finley, is an Associate Professor in the College of Education & Human Development, Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Finley has traveled to Thailand over 60 times in his work in Science and Environmental Education. (4:15).

Minnesota Geography Standards:
8.3.3.5.6
8.3.3.6.5
8.3.3.6.6

M4a Version Most desktop computers and many other devices will hear sound and see visuals.
M4v Version Formatted for iPod and iPads and other devices.

Supporting Documents Below:
Click Here to download a blank outline map of Thailand
Click Here to download a graphic organizer for the regional content of this podcast.
Click Here to download an example hand drawn map of the "Elephant Head" shape of Thailand.


(95) Thailand Series 3: Selected Cultural Aspects of Thailand
In this episode we will learn about some of the main cultural features of Thailand. Dr. Fred Finley, is an Associate Professor in the College of Education & Human Development, Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Finley has traveled to Thailand over 60 times in his work in Science and Environmental Education. (13:19).

Minnesota Geography Standards:
8.3.3.5.6
8.3.3.6.5
8.3.3.6.6

M4a Version Most desktop computers and many other devices will hear sound and see visuals.
M4v Version Formatted for iPod and iPads and other devices.

Supporting Documents Below:
Click Here to download a blank outline map of Thailand
Click Here to download a graphic organizer for the regional content of this podcast.
Click Here to download an example hand drawn map of the "Elephant Head" shape of Thailand.


(96) Introduction to the Early Minnesota Agriculture Series
This podcast sets the foundation for a series of podcasts about specific aspects of early Minnesota agriculture. Dr. David Lanegran is a Professor of Geography at Macalester College in St. Paul and Director of the Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education. (3:22).


Standards: 9.3.2.4.2, 9.3.2.4.4

M4a Version Most desktop computers and many other devices will hear sound and see visuals.
M4v Version Formatted for iPod and iPads and other devices.


(97) Turkey: Physical Geography (revised version 6)
This podcast briefly describes some of the physical features of Turkey. There are two other podcasts by this presenter on the some aspect of Turkey. The presenter is Mr. Dan Johnson, a retired teacher from Spring Lake Park Schools in Minnesota, and someone who has visited Turkey over 20 times. (8:43).

Standards: 8.3.2.3.1, 9.3.2.3.1

M4a Version Most desktop computers and many other devices will hear sound and see visuals.
M4v Version Formatted for iPod and iPads and other devices.


(98) Turkey: Cultural Highlights
This podcast briefly describes some of the cultural features of Turkey. There are two other podcasts by this presenter on some aspect of Turkey. The presenter is Mr. Dan Johnsen, a retired teacher from Spring Lake Park Schools in Minnesota, and someone who has visited Turkey over 20 times. (12:02).

Standards: 8.3.2.3.1, 9.3.2.3.1

M4a Version Most desktop computers and many other devices will hear sound and see visuals.
M4v Version Formatted for iPod and iPads and other devices.


(99) Turkey: A Visitor's View
This podcast briefly describes some of thefeatures of Turkey from the point of view of a frequent traveler to Turkey. There are two other podcasts by this presenter on some aspect of Turkey. The presenter is Mr. Dan Johnsen, a retired teacher from Spring Lake Park Schools in Minnesota, and someone who has visited Turkey over 20 times. (10:42).

Standards: 8.3.2.3.1, 9.3.2.3.1

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M4v Version Formatted for iPod and iPads and other devices.


(100) Geographic Time, Distance and Space
This podcast describes and provides examples of why it is important for young Geographers to have some mental benchmarks about time, distances and spaces. The content is intended for elementary school levels, but might be useful for Middle School students also. The presenter is Dr. David Lanegran (Prof of Geography, Macalester College, and Director of MAGE). (15:47)

Minnesota Standards:
1.3.1.1.2
2.3.1.1.4
3.3.1.1.1

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M4v Version Formatted for iPod and iPads and other devices.


(101) Landscape Influences
This podcast describes how patterns of uses in our landscape can influence our culture and social behavior. The author was raised on a farm outside of a small town in NE Iowa. The content is intended for Middle School students but might be useful at other levels. The presenter is Leah Hood. Leah teaches AP Human Geography at Lakeville South HS in Lakeville, MN. Leah was nominated for MCSS Teacher of the Year in 2013. (17:25)

Minnesota Standards:
8.3.3.6.1
8.3.2.3.1
8.33.3.5.1

M4a version Most desktop computers and many other devices will hear sound and see visuals.
M4v Version Formatted for iPod and iPads and other devices.


(102) Thematic Maps in Geography
This podcast describes the use of selected types of thematic maps in Geography. The content is intended for grades 4-8 but might be useful at other levels. The presenter is Dr. David Lanegran (Prof of Geography, Macalester College, and Director of MAGE). (5:40)


Minnesota Standards:
4.3.1.1.1, 5.3.1.1.1
6.3.1.1.1, 8.3.1.1.2
7.3.1.1.1

M4a version Most desktop computers and many other devices will hear sound and see visuals.

M4V version This should work fine on iPhones and other similar devices.

MP4 Version Formatted for iPod and iPads and other devices.


(103) Human Migration: Africa to the USA
This podcast explores the Geographic Theme of Migration and how that concept might be a valuable inclusion in your Geography curriculum. (7:12).
This podcast is directed at Middle School teachers and students of Geography. The presenter is Jennifer Breidenbach who teaches Geography, AP Human Geography, and AP European Geography at Minnetonka Public Schools. Jennifer is also a MAGE Steering Committee Member.


Minnesota Geography Standards:
Human Systems
8.3.3.5.1, 8.3.3.5.7, 9.3.3.5.4, 9.3.3.6.1

M4a version Most desktop computers and many other devices will hear sound and see visuals.

M4V version This should work fine on iPhones and other similar devices.

MP4 Version Formatted for iPod and iPads and other devices.


(104) Basic Map Projections
This podcast describes the difficulty that cartographers encounter when creating flat maps from a rounf (earth/globe) source. The content is intended for grades 4-8 but might be useful at other levels. The presenter is Dr. David Lanegran (Prof of Geography, Macalester College, and Director of MAGE). (7:00)
Minnesota Standards:
4.3.1.1.1, 4.3.1.1.2
4.3.1.2.1 , 5.3.1.1.1
6.3.1.1.1, 7.3.1.1.1
8.3.1.1.1

M4a version Most desktop computers and many other devices will hear sound and see visuals.

M4V version This should work fine on iPhones and other similar devices.

MP4 Version Formatted for iPod and iPads and other devices.


(105) The Red River Carts and Trails
This podcast describes the people, carts and trails which moved furs from NW Minnesota and part of Canada to St. Paul during the 1800s. The content is intended for grades 3-6 but might be useful at other levels. The presenter is Dr. David Lanegran (Prof of Geography, Macalester College, and Director of MAGE). (12:10)
Minnesota Standards:
3.3.1.1.1
5.3.4.10.1
6.3.1.1.1
6.3.3.6.1

M4a version Most desktop computers and many other devices will hear sound and see visuals.

M4V version This should work fine on iPhones and other similar devices.

MP4 Version Formatted for iPod and iPads and other devices.

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Download Parks PDF Pamphlet:


(106) Change in Midwestern Rural Communities: Montevideo, a Case Study
This podcast describes a series of podcasts about change in small towns in the midwest. It uses the town of Montevideo as an example and asks students to answer the question, "Why are some small towns not growing while others do grow in population?" The content is intended for grades 4, 8 and 9-12. There are a number of presenters, including local experts from in and around Montevideo, MN. (7:09).

MN Standards:

4.3.3.5.1
4.3.3.6.1
4.3.4.10.2

8.3.1.1.1
8.3.1.2.1
8.3.2.3.1

8.3.3.5.1
8.3.3.6.1

9.3.1.1.1
9.3.1.1.2
9.3.2.4.1
9.3.2.4.2
9.3.2.4.3
9.3.3.5.4
9.3.3.6.4

Download M4a version here: Most desktop computers and many other devices will hear sound and see visuals.

Download M4v version here: This should work fine on iPhones and other similar devices.

Download MP4 version here: Formatted for iPod and iPads and other devices.


(107) Minnesota's Borders: the South and SW Corner-v.2
This podcast is one of a series of podcasts which describes some parts of the Minnesota borders and what caused them to have those shapes. The podcast uses antique territorial and state maps. The content is intended for grades 3 through-12. The presenter is Dr. David Lanegran, Director of MAGE and Professor of Geography at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. (8:13).

MN Standards:
3.3.1.1.1, 
4.3.2.3.1, 
4.3.2.4.1, 
4.3.2.4.2,
6.3.3.6.1,
6.3.4.10.1,
8.3.1.2.1,
9.3.2.4.4, 
9.3.3.7.3

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(108) Minnesota's Borders: the NorthWest Angle-v.2
This podcast is one of a series of podcasts which describes some parts of the Minnesota borders and what caused them to have those shapes. The podcast uses antique territorial and state maps. The content is intended for grades 3 through-12. The presenter is Dr. David Lanegran, Director of MAGE and Professor of Geography at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. (22:12).

MN Standards:
3.3.1.1.1, 
4.3.2.3.1, 
4.3.2.4.1, 
4.3.2.4.2,
6.3.3.6.1,
6.3.4.10.1,
8.3.1.2.1,
9.3.2.4.4, 
9.3.3.7.3

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(109) Minnesota's Borders: the South and Iowa
This podcast is one of a series of podcasts which describes some parts of the Minnesota borders and what caused them to have those shapes. The podcast uses antique territorial and state maps. The content is intended for grades 3 through-12. The presenter is Dr. David Lanegran, Director of MAGE and Professor of Geography at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. (18:26).

MN Standards:
3.3.1.1.1, 
4.3.2.3.1, 
4.3.2.4.1, 
4.3.2.4.2,
6.3.3.6.1,
6.3.4.10.1,
8.3.1.2.1,
9.3.2.4.4, 
9.3.3.7.3

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Question Guide here (PDF)


(110) Minnesota's Borders: the East and Wisconsin
This podcast is one of a series of podcasts which describes some parts of the Minnesota borders and what caused them to have those shapes. The podcast uses antique territorial and state maps. The content is intended for grades 3 through-12. The presenter is Dr. David Lanegran, Director of MAGE and Professor of Geography at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. (23:49).

MN Standards:
3.3.1.1.1, 
4.3.2.3.1, 
4.3.2.4.1, 
4.3.2.4.2,
6.3.3.6.1,
6.3.4.10.1,
8.3.1.2.1,
9.3.2.4.4, 
9.3.3.7.3

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(111) Montevideo: Introduction to the History, Geographic Site and Situation of Montevideo?
( more in this 4 part series are in progress)

This podcast focuses on the small Minnesota town of Montevideo and its hinterland to highlight past farm practices, and how those influence the core town. The content is intended for grades 4, 8 and 9-12. This is an introduction to a multiple part series which examines changing farm practices and the consequences of those changes on the core community. The speakers are Mr. Patrick Moore, a local expert from Montevideo, and Fred Kunze. (07:10).

MN Standards:
4.3.3.5.1
4.3.3.6.1
4.3.4.10.2

8.3.1.1.1
8.3.1.2.1
8.3.2.3.1

8.3.3.5.1
8.3.3.6.1

9.3.1.1.1
9.3.1.1.2
9.3.2.4.1
9.3.2.4.2
9.3.2.4.3
9.3.3.5.4
9.3.3.6.4

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(112) Montevideo: Past Farm Practices ( more in this series are in progress)
This podcast focuses on the small Minnesota town of Montevideo and its hinterland to highlight past farm practices, and how those influence the core town. The content is intended for grades 4, 8 and 9-12. The focus of the audio is Mr. Arnie Nokleby, a life time farmer north of Montevideo. He is questioned by Dr. David Lanegran, Director of MAGE and Professor of Geography at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, and Fred Kunze. (19:55).

MN Standards:
4.3.3.5.1
4.3.3.6.1
4.3.4.10.2

8.3.1.1.1
8.3.1.2.1
8.3.2.3.1

8.3.3.5.1
8.3.3.6.1

9.3.1.1.1
9.3.1.1.2
9.3.2.4.1
9.3.2.4.2
9.3.2.4.3
9.3.3.5.4
9.3.3.6.4

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(113) Bangalore, India: an Example of how Site and Situation can Cause Growth
This podcast focuses on the city of Bangalore (now Bangaluru) India. The growth of the city is used to illustrate "Site" and "Situation" Geography factors. The content is intended for grades , 8-12. The speaker is McKenzie Maidl, a student of Geography at Macalester College in St. Paul. (9:13).

MN Standards:
8.3.1.2.1
8.3.2.3.1
8.3.4.10.2
9.3.2.3.1
9.3.3.6.4

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(114) Isaan: A Region in Thailand
This podcast focuses on the NE section of Thailand, a Geographic Region..Students are asked to look for common traits which Geographers might use to classify this part of Thailand as a region.The content is intended for grades , 8-12. The speaker is McKenzie Maidl, a student of Geography at Macalester College in St. Paul. 10:51).

MN Standards:
9.3.2.3.1
9.3.2.4.1
9.3.2.4.2
9.3.3.6.1
9.3.3.6.2

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(115) New Delhi India: The City of Seven Towns
This podcast focuses on the historical development of the Delhi/New Delhi area. The content is intended for grade 8 but could easily be adapted to other levels. The speaker is McKenzie Maidl, a student of Geography at Macalester College in St. Paul. 9:38).

MN Standards:
8.3.1.2.1
8.3.3.5.5
8.3.3.5.6

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MP4a version Works nicely with Apple QuickTime (shows chapters as well as visuals) and other players. Should work in Safari, Chrome and FireFox. Also, PC with Internet Explorer worked for me.
MP4 Version should show audio and images on an iPad and most Apple products, but the timing of visuals might not coincide with sound.
AVI Version is for Windows machines and should show visuals as well as play audio